Bruce Lindsey

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Bruce Lindsey
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Alma Mater Georgetown University Law Center

Bruce R. Lindsey (born 1950/51) is an American lawyer and non-profit executive. He served in the White House during the Presidency of Bill Clinton. He was named in a lawsuit during the Whitewater controversy, and he testified before a grand jury regarding the sexual misconduct allegations surrounding Bill Clinton in the run-up to his impeachment. He was a partner of Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, a Little Rock, Arkansas-based law firm, and serves as chairman of the Clinton Foundation.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Lindsey received a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.[1][2] He was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 1975.[2]

Career[edit | edit source]

Lindsey worked for Senator J. William Fulbright in 1968.[3][4][5] It was then that he first met Bill Clinton.[3][4][5] Lindsey subsequently became a partner at Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, a law firm in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he is currently of counsel.[1]

During Bill Clinton's 1992 Presidential campaign, Lindsey served as the National Campaign Director.[1] He has also served as legislative Director to former United States Senator David Pryor.[2] During the eight years of the Clinton Administration, he served as an Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Counsel.[1][2][6] In 1993, Lindsey was also Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel where he supervised the selection and approval of political appointees in the Cabinet departments and to Presidential boards and commissions.[1][2]

In 1996, in the midst of the Whitewater controversy, Lindsey was named as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in a lawsuit involving Herby Branscum Jr. and Robert M. Hill, the co-owners of the Arkansas-based Perry County Bank, which financed Clinton's fifth gubernatorial campaign in 1990.[5][7] When the bankers were cleared, his case fell into abeyance.[7] By 1998, in the midst of the Bill Clinton sexual misconduct allegations, which led to his impeachment, Lindsey was subpoenaed by Ken Starr and testified before the grand jury on the suspicion that he silenced Clinton's alleged victims.[6][8][9][10]

Lindsey joined the Foundation in 2001 as general counsel and served as CEO from 2003 to 2013 splitting his time between the Foundation's New York and Little Rock offices.[1]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Lindsey was married to Beverly H. Lindsey in 1998.[11] They had two daughters, Katherine Gates Lindsey[12] and Sarah Elizabeth Lindsey. Since at least 2009, he has been married to Hallie W. Lindsey.[12][13][14]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Board of Directors,
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Bruce R. Lindsey,
  3. 3.0 3.1  Collision Course For Bruce Lindsey?Bloomberg  (June 9, 1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1  Coffee with Clinton's consigliereArkansas Times  (November 11, 2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2  Clinton Aide Is Ruled Likely ConspiratorThe New York Times  (July 31, 1996)
  6. 6.0 6.1  Defense Who's WhoThe Washington Post  (January 19, 1999)
  7. 7.0 7.1  Clinton Associates Cleared on 4 Counts in Bank Funds CaseThe Washington Post  (August 2, 1996)
  8.  The Ubiquitous Mr. Fix-ItCNN  (March 23, 1998)
  9.  Clinton's 'Captain of the Defense'The Washington Post  (February 5, 1998)
  10.  Testing of a President: The overview; Clinton Lawyers Prepare to Argue Issue of PrivilegeThe New York Times  (February 19, 1998)
  11.  Bruce Lindsey: Unflinching, the President's Sentry Marches OnThe New York Times  (February 9, 1998)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Katherine Lindsey, Patrick O’Connor, (21 August 2009)
  13. Bruce Lindsey Home Sells for $1.3 Million,
  14. - Connecting People Through News,

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